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Mary PruessMary Pruess
WQPT General Manager

February 2017

 

Dear Friends of WQPT

There are many exciting events coming up at WQPT. Reservations for the third annual Imagination Station will open in early March. Last year it “sold out” in just 7 hours.

There is still time for young writers and illustrators to enter their stories in for the annual WQPT/PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The contest deadline is March 31. The contest continues to be a favorite of children, parents and educators. Its a wonderful opportunity for children to explore their creative side.

We hope you will tune in for Black America Since MLK. Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the program embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. The series airs Sundays in February at 5:00pm. (Begins 2/19)

Of particular interest to Illinois residents, a new documentary Stranded by the State. This two part special presentation explores Illinois budget difficulties over the past year with an emphasis on the impasses effect on the residents of the state. Airing Thursday, February 9 and Thursday, February 16 at 6:30pm.

Also new in February is a mystery import from Australia—Dr. Blake Mysteries, the series airs on Wednesdays at 8:00pm. Dr Lucian Blake returns home to Australia after 30 years to take over his deceased father's medical practice.

If you haven’t followed WQPT on Facebook or Twitter, I hope you'll take a moment to do that now. We frequently post programming and other station news on these two social media websites. Always know what's going with our weekly E-newsletter, simply sign up online.

Warm regards,

 Mary Pruess

 

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